Species: 

Kochia scoparia (=Bassia scoparia)

Common Name(s): 

common kochia, fireweed, Mexican burningbush, summercypress, mock cypress

Habitats Impacted: 

disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland

Regions likely to be Impacted: 

NW, PH, SW

Present in Neighboring States?

AR, CO, KS, LA, MO, NM, TX

Currently known from Oklahoma?

Yes

Kochia scoparia (=Bassia scoparia)

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org

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What you should know!

Can outcompete native species. Can be toxic to livestock. A “tumbleweed” that is able to spread its seeds over areas. Introduced as an ornamental

Management information